A Bit Smarter Eating Out

QP LDN, Mayfair

On my way to dinner, I managed to window shop at Victoria Beckham’s flagship store, narrowly avoid being clipped by a Bentley whilst crossing the road, and almost stumbled into a private members’ club. All part and parcel of walking through Mayfair, perhaps? How…

February 10, 2017
A Bit Fancy Eating Out London

Pollen Street Social, Mayfair

How many successful restaurants does it take to build a restaurant empire? Five, ten, twenty, or something in between? Asking someone like Jason Atherton could be a smart move, the man has fifteen restaurants in The Social Company. That sheer number alone would constitute…

January 27, 2017
A Bit Smarter Eating Out London

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Old Street

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen was probably the first proper London restaurant I ever went to. Flashback to 2012: I was the wide-eyed tourist visiting London for the first time, I was rather excited to be catching up with friends for lunch, and at the restaurant…

January 12, 2017
Eating Abroad Malaysia

Afternoon Tea at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

One of the most iconic experiences you can enjoy in Penang is to have afternoon tea at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, one of the city’s grandest properties. But afternoon tea seems so very un-Malaysian and so very, very British? Let’s chalk its introduction…

January 10, 2017
A Bit Smarter Eating Out Featured London

El Pirata, Mayfair

I uncovered two fun facts about El Pirata when I did my customary restaurant google: it’s been serving tapas in Mayfair for over twenty years and is Fred Sirieix’s favourite restaurant. Any restaurant which can last more than two decades in this city is…

January 5, 2017